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Government hits 23.9% in small biz buys
Goal achieved for 5th year

By Alice Lipowicz, editor, Set-Aside Alert

      The Small Business Administration on May 22 announced that the government met its 23% small business contracting goal for the fifth year in a row.

      The Trump Administration awarded 23.88% of the value of contracts to small businesses in fiscal 2017, down from 24.34% the prior year.

      Total dollars going to small firms rose to $105.7 billion, up from $100 billion in fiscal 2016.

      The Trump Administration gave itself an "A" overall.

      Goal achievement was down slightly in all the socio-economic goals except for service-disabled veterans, where achievement rose to 4.05%, up from 3.98% the year before. The goal was met in both years.

      The small disadvantaged goal was met, but achievement dropped slightly to 9.1%, down from 9.53%.

      Goals for women-owned and HUBZone small firms were not met. WOSB achievement dipped to 4.71%, down from 4.79%, and for HUBZones, to 1.66%, from 1.67%.

      A new feature this year was to show.... more ...

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